Sanaa Lathan

Born Sep 19, 1971

Sanaa McCoy Lathan is an American actress and voice actress. She has starred in many films, including the box-office hits Love & Basketball, Alien vs. Predator, Something New, and The Family That Preys. Lathan was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun. In 2010 she starred in the all-black performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre in London.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on September 19, 1971.


1998 26 Years Old In 1998, Lathan earned a degree of recognition with her role as the mother of Wesley Snipes' title character in Blade. … Read More
2000 28 Years Old In 2000, Lathan appeared in the Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues along with Teri Garr and Julianna Margulies.
2001 29 Years Old In 2001, Lathan earned additional acclaim for her work in the multicultural comedy film Catfish in Black Bean Sauce. … Read More


2002 30 Years Old In 2002, Lathan starred in the romantic comedy film, Brown Sugar, alongside Diggs, Queen Latifah, and Mos Def. … Read More
2003 31 Years Old In 2003, she co-starred with Denzel Washington in Out of Time. … Read More
2006 34 Years Old Lathan has acted in several roles in which her characters are involved in interracial relationships. In 2006, she co-starred with Simon Baker in Something New, a romantic comedy; as Michelle Landa, the much younger wife of a Texas businessman (Larry Hagman) during the fourth season of the television series, Nip/Tuck; and in 2008 as Andrea in Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys. … Read More
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In 2009, Lathan co-starred with Matthew Broderick in the drama Wonderful World.
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In 2011, Lathan co-starred in the Steven Soderbergh thriller Contagion alongside Matt Damon, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne.


2013 41 Years Old …  She has starred in many films, including the box-office hit The Best Man and its 2013 sequel, Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, Alien vs. Predator and The Family That Preys. … Read More
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